Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate momentarily, you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Control Panel.